Editors Blog

Idaho Rep’s Salmon-saving Idea ‘Disastrous’: Enviros Opposed To Lawsuit Ban

A highly litigious environmental cadre has come out against a sweeping plan to breach four lower Snake dams, calling the concept "disastrous" as it would bar them from lobbing lawsuits over the river and salmon for multiple decades. ...

Fire And Fishing: Volcanos Like St. Helens Have Formed Many Northwest Waters

It was 40 years ago today that I was sure the Germans had invaded. I heard three muffled blasts that Sunday morning and ran outside with my BB gun to take up a position to plink at the panzers as they blasted their way up Trout Farm Road, outside Sultan, Washington. ...

That Other, Other, Other, Other Northwest Spring Spawning Run

As spring Chinook swim up rivers elsewhere in the Northwest, another local species you may not have heard of is skinnying into Lake Washington tributaries on its own spawning run. ...

A Day Unlike Any Other For Washington Sportsmen

The woods and waters of Washington reopened to hunting and fishing today, and it was good. ...

Walleye Anglers Worry About Mid-Columbia Study

Washington walleye anglers are concerned about a study on the mid-Columbia and what it might mean for what's become a thriving, destination fishery. ...

The Late April Saturday We Stayed Home

Washington's fishing season got off to a soggy start that turned windy by middday, but neither stopped tens of thousands of anglers from enjoying the ceremonial opener at lakes across the Evergreen State -- not to mention catch their own dinner. ...

New Film Highlights Elwha Summer-runs ‘Rising From The Ashes’

It was a summer somewhere in the mid- to late 1980s and my dad, sisters and I were camping along the Elwha. After we took our ganders at the dams and reservoirs, and Olympic National Park's trees and mountains, I decided to fish the river one afternoon for trout. ...

As Washington Fishing Protests Grow, Inslee Mulls Easing Restrictions

With a Washington angling closure protest in the works for Seattle this weekend, there are also potential developments in Olympia that bear watching. ...

‘Let Us Fish’ Say Anglers In Protest Of Washington Closures

If it had been a normal spring day, they might have all been down at Drano Lake, trolling and casting for spring Chinook. Instead, anglers in dozens upon dozens of boats circled in the waters of the Columbia near Tri-Cities as many more gathered on the shores of the big river this morning to protest ...

Inslee Rejected Lawmakers’ Call To Reopen Washington Fishing

Governor Jay Inslee yesterday rejected a call from nearly two dozen Republican state lawmakers to consider putting sportfishing on the list of allowed essential outdoor activities in Washington under his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order aimed at helping slow the spread of COVID-19. ...